Hillier Nurseries announces wholesale sales team following restructure
Hillier Nurseries has introduced a new Wholesale Sales team, following a recent restructure within the department.
The senior sales management team are Charlotte Hasaka, Peter Henshaw, Adam Dorber and Andy Tindale. They all have a wealth of plant knowledge and industry experience, drawn from the areas of wholesale, retail, selling, buying, production, growing, marketing and distribution.
The four managers will be ably supported by the team of sales executives and administrators working at Hillier Head Office in Ampfield, near Romsey in Hampshire.
Commercial head of wholesale Sarah Mills affirmed that the appointments are part of an on-going development programme across Hillier Wholesale Nurseries, ensuring that Hillier offers its customers the best possible service.
“Our customers have told us they want to see Hillier continue living up to its name and heritage for another 150 years. This team, our new structure and further development across the whole of our business will help us to fulfil that request”.
The new senior sales managers are looking forward to supporting Hillier customers across the UK, helping them to deliver strategic business growth.
Meet the Managers:
Charlotte Hasaka – Senior sales manager Charlotte Hasaka looks after Hillier Nurseries large account customers and is based at Hillier Head Office in Ampfield, near Romsey, Hampshire.
Charlotte has an extensive horticultural background, including a first-class degree in Horticulture from Reading and almost 20 years’ industry experience. She has worked at Hillier Nurseries for 16 of those years, initially joining as a management trainee with subsequent roles as stock controller and sales manager.
Charlotte is passionate about the ever-changing nature of horticulture, with the opportunity of every season to bring something new – whether that is plants, ranges or ideas. She is focused on building long-lasting relationships with customers, understanding what they want and need in order to deliver the best possible service.
Peter Henshaw – Peter joined Hillier Nurseries at the beginning of 2017 and works as Senior Sales Manager for customers in the North.
Peter brings with him 25 years’ experience working in horticulture, with a wealth of sales, marketing and management knowledge gained over that time. His career began in his family’s garden centre & nursery business, looking after all aspects of the company from growing and buying stock to customer service and, later into sales of growing media and irrigation products. Prior to joining Hillier, his most recent role was at Johnson of Whixley as sales manager for their range of shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Peter has a passion for both plants and people, taking pride in building strong customer relationships to offer the best service.
Adam Dorber – Adam Dorber joins Hillier in April as senior sales manager and will be based at Head Office in Ampfield, Hampshire looking after Hillier customers in the South West.
Adam brings with him a lifelong interest in horticulture and a passion for plants. He has worked as a plant buyer or in sales roles for garden centres and nurseries for over 25 years, most recently as Buyer Manager at Rosebourne. Prior to this, he has been Horticultural Buyer at Burford Garden Company and Group Plant Buyer at the £40 million turnover Garden & Leisure Group. He has also worked at Greenholm Nurseries in both wholesale and retail sectors of the business, which included the NCCPG ‘National Collection of Passiflora’ and exhibited at numerous medal-winning RHS Flower Shows such as Hampton Court and Chelsea.
Adam is honoured to join such a prestigious, award-winning company as Hillier Nurseries, where a commitment to innovation, customer service and the quality of the plants is at the very heart of the business.
Andy Tindale – Senior sales manager Andy Tindale has joined Hillier Nurseries with responsibility for Hillier customers based in the South East.
Andy has a career that has spanned both horticulture and food and has a wealth of sales, marketing, product development and management experience in both. Starting as a management trainee with food giant Allied Bakeries, he has since progressed through larger industry names and worked in horticultural roles with cut-flower business Vitabric and Brinkmans Nurseries as business unit manager. His passion throughout has been for developing companies of long-standing heritage and culture into forward-thinking, dynamic businesses that retain the ‘tradition’ so many customers appreciate.
Having worked in a consultancy capacity in recent years, a return to horticulture with Hillier is most welcome for Andy. His passion for the colour and creativity of nature is amply fulfilled and, once again, he is able to apply his experience to a tradition-filled, award-winning family business.